Basilica SoundScape

September 16 – 18

A Weekend of Music + Art

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$75 Weekend Pass
$125 Weekend Pass + Camping
$40 Day Music Pass
$30 Day Camping Pass
$60 Weekend Camping Pass
$60 Student / Senior Discount Weekend Pass


Friday, September 16th // Wolves in the Throne Room // Angel Olsen // Cobalt  // Deantoni Parks // The Utter Nots // Youth Code // Xylouris White // Mary Lattimore

Saturday, September 17th // Explosions in the Sky // Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Edley O’Dowd (Thee Majesty) // Bell Witch // Deradoorian // Uniform // Hank Wood & The Hammerheads // Saviour Self  // Amber Tamblyn

Sunday, September 18th // Brunch + Marketplace 11 AM – 4 PM // FREE ENTRY
Featuring Nicole LoBue of Alimentary Kitchen serving a spectacular morning feast, accompanied by a Mini Basilica Farm & Flea. Free entry, family-friendly, rain or shine and open to all.




Basilica is thrilled to announce its 2016 season, which will once again include a wide range of innovative, avant-garde live performance, music, film, literary, farm and community programs. We’ll kick off the season with the second annual 24-HOUR DRONE, and the addition of a Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market. Summer brings freaky favorites on Flag Day and the newly added Read & Feed, bringing together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature. In Fall, we’ll return with Basilica SoundScape, the Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market, and more very special events to be announced!

As always, we’re excited to be working with a far-reaching group of extraordinary artists, makers, and talented community members. We look forward to welcoming audiences from all over, whether they be from around the corner or from around the world. (more…)

2015 IN FILM

Season Five: Year In Review

Saturday, October 27, 2012. Jason and Megan's wedding at Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY.

It was Basilica’s fourth season of bringing unique and exceptional films to the region through Basilica Screenings. The season emphasized expansive documentary practices, with selections from Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986, formerly presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and hosting guest programmer Jake Perlin and filmmaker Charles Hobson. Additional highlights included screenings with filmmakers Kevin Jerome Everson and Wu Tsang in person, and a program co-presented with the HQTBD art collective that featured Peggy Ahwesh, Ephraim Asili and Takeshi Murata. And, the launch of our Sci-Fi Summer Nights Series included the community success Blade Runner Noodle Night! Our big annual events also featured crossover cinematic programming; 24-HOUR DRONE screened an all-female video program from the collection of Second Ward Foundation along with Bill Stone’s Pensato Clock. At Basilica SoundScape, Kiln Films presented Direct-to-Video, a program of films dedicated to eliciting dialogue between artists and challenge spectatorship, which was joined by Chris Bower’s We Won’t Bow Down along with several other Friday screenings in the North Hall.



Season Five: Year In Review


This year, Basilica launched the first annual stateside installment of 24-HOUR DRONE: Experiments in Sound and Music, an adventurous collaboration with Le Guess Who?, an annual festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. Summer began with our favorite ritual recognition of the (FREAK) Flag Day tradition in Hudson, helmed by darkwave goth queen Shannon F of Light Asylum with special musical guests and freak flag-making workshops. For the first time, the hallowed Main Hall was filled with opera arias when we collaborated with Il Cuore Canta (The Heart Sings), a workshop and concert series. It was wonderful to see our industrial church lend itself equally to chamber music by the rising young artists of the Catskill High Peaks Festival, the post-rock squall of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and intensity of talent at the fourth annual Basilica SoundScape. We wrapped up our season with CELESTINE V: A NIGHT OF ASTRAL SOUND, a celebratory sonic embrace of darkness and light. (more…)

2015 IN ART

Season Five: Year In Review


This season in art was our fifth and one of our most expansive yet – we welcomed artist/poet/character Jack Walls to Hudson in his exhibition “Paintings, Et. Cetera” – an incredibly talented man who has served as a source of inspiration for a generation of young artists including Ryan McGinley, Dan Colen, and the late Dash Snow. Dan Colen also joined us for this year’s Basilica SoundScape, when he spent a week in residence in our factory to create his Tar and Feather paintings to adorn the space. Also opening that weekend, curators Michael St. John, Javier Magri, Carol McCranie, and Tyler Moore presented a smart, reflexive group exhibition entitled The Now Forever. Curated by Daniel Peterson, Psychic Green Trailer was a site-specific installation by Bard MFA sculpture candidate Alan Danielson housed in our very own former Hudson Handling trailer. CATCH, the rough-and-ready performance series headed up the river to conquer Hudson and possibly America. And, we were proud to incubate the first iteration of HQTBD, an innovative roving art project that showcased the work of local artists. (more…)


Art Exhibition in Basilica Back Gallery
Curated by Michael St. John with Tyler Moore, Javier Magri + Carol McCranie


Artist: Alex McQuilkin, Untitled (for Alice), 2015, 42.5″ x 49″ (Detail).

Opening Reception (part of Basilica SoundScape) | Friday, September 11, 6-8 PM
Special Event: Discussion with Curators | Sunday, September 27, 6-8 PM
Gallery Hours | Saturdays + Sundays from September 11 – October 4, 12-5 PM + by appointment


Presented in association with Pitchfork and Leg Up Management




For the second year in a row, Basilica Hudson is working in collaboration with international music organizers and connoisseurs, Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy and Brian Deran of Leg Up Management to program Basilica SoundScape, a carefully curated weekend program featuing a wide range of music, visual art, and literature that aims for specific connections instead of “festival”-style overload.


+Special Artist Guest Sterling Ruby
++Guest Performances at Bunnybrains: Examine Your Vitamins!
+++1AM  AfterParty with Blazer SS and DJ 6e (Brian DeGraw from Gang Gang Dance) @ Half MoonSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
5:30 Melissa Broder (Reading)
6:00 Emily Reo
6:40 Guardian Alien
7:30 Majical Cloudz
8:15 Mira Gonzalez (reading)
8:30 Mish Way (reading)
8:45 Meredith Graves (reading)
9:00 White Lung
9:45 Deafheaven
10:45 Swans

+Special Artist Guest Sterling Ruby
++Guest Performances at Bunnybrains: Examine Your Vitamins!
+++1AM AfterParty with Soft Pink Truth and Rainbow in the Dark @ Half Moon

11AM-4PM Basilica Farm & Flea Presents: Sunday Brunch and Market PlaceART
Acclaimed visual artist Sterling Ruby will create large-scale quilt-like flags as backdrops for the main stage. These backdrops will be up for the entire weekend. Ruby’s flags are sewn together from black and blue bleached denim and dyed canvas in shades of acid orange, yellows, purples and reds.

Basilica Farm + Flea Presents: Mini Farm + Flea featuring Hudson River ExchangeHudson Sloop ClubGood Fight Herb Company, and more.
Nicole LoBue / Alimentary Kitchen Brunch

Pop Up Shops Including: Bunnybrains Fire Sale + “Examine Your Vitamins!” featuring Gerard Malanga (The Factory), Thor Harris (Swans), Brian Degraw (Gang Gang Dance), Gold Dime with Andrya Ambro (Talk Normal), Ryan Trecartin, Lizzie Fitch, Jim Krewson, Vorhees (Dana Wachs), Representative I and more.

Spotty Dog Pop-Up Shop: A selection of brainy fiction and culture paperbacks curated by Hudson’s Spotty Dog Books and Ale.

Food: Alimentary Kitchen + Truck Food Court

Official SoundScape After Parties: DJ sets by Blazer SS, Soft Pink Truth, and Rainbow in the Dark at Half Moon Bar

Scott Walker + Sunn O))) Soused Album Playback: Every hour from 2-9 PM on Saturday, Soused will be played in full at Future Past Studio

Second Ward Foundation

Basilica seeks volunteers in exchange for a free weekend pass to this unforgettable event. If you wish to join our team please sign up!

The address of the Basilica Hudson is: 110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534

Car Pooling is the most affordable way to get to Hudson, NY. It’s a 2 hour drive from NYC, and with 4-5 people to a car and one tank of gas, you are here cheap and fast! Don’t have a car? Sign up for Zip Car.

Train is the funnest way to travel to Hudson, NY. It’s 2 hours from Penn Station, train runs along the beautiful river, has a snack car, and the Basilica is conveniently located 400 feet south of the Hudson NY Amtrak station. However, the trains sell out quickly and get expensive as availability runs out, so you must book ASAP. Train tickets are 100% refundable, better to be safe than sorry – Book now!

Camping: for a full Upstate NY experience, we encourage the greenest and most affordable place to stay. NO CAR NEEDED! Camping Reservations are $30 per person per night ($55 weekend pass). Limited availability. The site is located at 1238 State Route 9H, Ghent NY 12075.

– Plenty of shade and big trees
– Restrooms & Showers on campground
– Includes scheduled shuttles to/from the venue
– Does not include tenting gear or adventurous spirit! 

Alternative to Camping:
BedandBreakfast and StayInHudson: Walking distance options, luxurious and book up fast!
Airbnb: more affordable options

Alternate area camping:
Copake KOA: located at 2236 County Route 7, Copake, NY 12516
(800) 562-3251

Basilica SoundScape is sponsored by Pitchfork, Leg Up ManagementLagunitas, 4AD, Slow + Low, Half Moon Bar, Inn at Hudson and Merch Now.


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Weekend of Music + Art Sept. 12-13




Announcing extended line-up, with more to come, for Basilica SoundScape 2014 – a carefully curated two-day program on September 12th and 13th featuring a wide range of music, visual art, and literature that aims for specific connections and overlaps instead of “festival”-style overload.


Friday’s line-up programmed by Brian DeRan of Leg Up presents legendary New York psych band Endless Boogie, a performance from the Balinese ensemble Gamelan Dharma Swara playing in a traditional percussive orchestra, musician and sound artist Tim Hecker, the breezy and resonant Julia Holter, and a headlining set from Richard Reed Parry (multi-instrumentalist of Arcade Fire), who will perform material from his upcoming solo album, Music for Heart and Breath.

deafheaven_tomspray Swans walking pc Fionn Reilly

Saturday’s Show No Mercy-presented lineup features the previously announced experimental rock band Swans and Deafheaven (in both bands’ only area appearances!) and is rounded out by Vancouver-based punk group White Lung (as well as a reading by White Lung frontwoman Mish Way), a reading by Perfect Pussy frontwoman Meredith Graves, a set by music project Guardian Alien with additional solo sets by their drummer Greg Fox (also of Liturgy, Ben Frost, Dan Deacon, Zs,) and a set by nomadic dream-pop artist Emily Reo.

emily reo meredith graves by Steven Spoerl

Acclaimed visual artist Sterling Ruby will create large-scale quilt-like flags as backdrops for the main stage. Ruby’s flags are sewn together from black and blue bleached denim and dyed canvas in shades of acid orange, yellows, purples and reds.

The weekend will also include visual arts, performance art, readings, farm to table food and more. These will all be announced soon. Closer to the event, Basilica SoundScape will provide information about camping, hotel and B&B housing.

Advance Tickets are $35 per night, and $60 for the weekend. Purchase tickets here!

We are thrilled that this year Basilica Soundscape will take place the same weekend as Groundswell, an afternoon exhibition event at the Olana State Historic Site, located just five minutes from Basilica Hudson. Produced by Wave Farm’s WGXC and The Olana Partnership, Groundswell (Saturday, September 13 from 2 – 6 p.m.) features site-specific performance and works by Kenseth Armstead, William Basinski, Steve Bull, Jane Carver, Ellen Driscoll, Michael Garofalo, Mckendree Key, Hélène Lesterlin, Jack Magai, Man Forever, Laura Ortman, Mau Schoettle, and Bryan Zimmerman set amongst the Hudson Valley’s most breathtaking and integral viewshed.

To complete and end the weekend on a high note Second Ward Foundation presents “440Hz” on Sunday September 14th. The evening will include experimental sound, projections and compositions in the auditorium of a former school building featuring William Basinski, Buke and Gase, C. Lavender and Ami Dang with Slag Ralden. Doors 7PM. $15 Suggested Donation. Second Ward Foundation is located at 71 North Third Street just a few blocks from Basilica Hudson.

Image credits, top to bottom, left to right: Richard Reed Parry, Julia Holter by Rick Bahto, Swans by Fionn Reilly, Deafheaven by Tom Spray, Emily Reo, Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy by Steven Spoerl.